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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By 5618
I made a test tonight in LAD and ST. For each a...

I made a test tonight in LAD and ST. For each a HMI indicator blinks at a HMI entered rate. ANY_TO_TIME converts the digits to milliseconds. Anything after the decimal in a REAL is ignored. I didn’t...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By 5618
In CCW you might end up using a UDFB (User...

In CCW you might end up using a UDFB (User Defined Funftion Block) called dint_to_time. I’ve seen it in sample code somewhere. So far I have only found time_to_dint.

Your code might look like...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By 5618
HMI entry to a register then moving (or...

HMI entry to a register then moving (or multiplying depending on engineering units) to the timer preset is generally preferred over writing directly to .PRE. While doing that, limit checks could be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By 5618
You could message one or more INTs, use...

You could message one or more INTs, use individual bits for your data, and have some bits remaining for whatever else comes up.

If you’re messaging physical I/O data, you could copy a block of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By 5618
You have two options, a removable NEMA 1/ IP30...

You have two options, a removable NEMA 1/ IP30 one in a bezel or a one piece 4X/12 IP66. Advantage of removable is easy moving around to clone parameters. Advantages of one piece include lower cost,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By 5618
I’m not at a system to test right now but maybe...

I’m not at a system to test right now but maybe this combination of my last two would work. If aaSMC isn’t open then open it. If it is open do a ALT-ESC. If you only have WindowViewer and SMC open it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 22nd, 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By 5618
Here’s one more thing to try. I couldn’t get CTRL...

Here’s one more thing to try. I couldn’t get CTRL (^) to work but ALT (%) did work.

SendKeys “%({ESC})”;
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By 5618
Got this to work... sort of... It don't...

Got this to work... sort of...
It don't initially work for SMC. Then I tried it with task scheduler which also uses MMC and that worked. Then SMC worked... then it didn't, then it did...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 12th, 2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By 5618
We often terminate with SignaMax KI-DIN-RMM-SL...

We often terminate with SignaMax KI-DIN-RMM-SL rail mount housings and jump with a patch cable. They’re available without side covers but the covers are easily removed if you don’t want them. We...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 25th, 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By 5618
This matches the IO tree, at least of the saved...

This matches the IO tree, at least of the saved file. I won’t be drilling down to drive parameters today. I don’t have a profile installed for 5.001 of this drive. I already had 4.12 profiles. I just...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By 5618
A few initial thoughts: if ethernet connected, it...

A few initial thoughts: if ethernet connected, it would be very common to not use any hardwired IO at all. Your statement of 24v between terminals 6 & 8 makes me wonder if you are using wired I/O. If...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By 5618
Check out user defined data types and custom add...

Check out user defined data types and custom add on instructions (UDT & AOI)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,863
Posted By 5618
I had two reasons for my original post. The...

I had two reasons for my original post. The example by dirtboy shows the joys of floating point addition. I originally tried that and couldn’t take the .000001 showing up. Muliply by 10, add 1,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,863
Posted By 5618
I think your linerErunning_hours is a DINT...

I think your linerErunning_hours is a DINT instead of Real. The code could be simpler to just count hours but I have a compulsion to see tenths of an hour.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,863
Posted By 5618
If you are duplicating the example I posted, use...

If you are duplicating the example I posted, use a cleaner version here. Almost immediately after posting that I didn't like it. That was where I left it a couple years ago.


I made a one second...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 21st, 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,863
Posted By 5618
You’re right. That could have been simpler. Is a...

You’re right. That could have been simpler. Is a program ever really done? After I posted that I was looking at it wondering “Why didn’t I make a one second pulse in that system?” I already created a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 21st, 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,863
Posted By 5618
I want to throw out one more idea. We reset when...

I want to throw out one more idea. We reset when we swap a pump and I like to know when that happens. I like to see hourmeters to .1 hour. If I tried to just add .1, we would get odd decimals. This...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 5th, 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By 5618
We use Mercotac 430 on some packaging machines....

We use Mercotac 430 on some packaging machines. Thermocouple passes through two 4A contacts. Heaters pass through two 30A contacts. They have been extremely reliable for years. They are mercury...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 29,134
Posted By 5618
York, PA Background - Electronics degree,...

York, PA
Background - Electronics degree, industrial electrician / mechanic
Controls programming since 5TI and GE Series One
Controls tech now, primary PLC experience is Allen Bradley and InTouch...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By 5618
Banner has QM30VT sensors in stainless. I haven’t...

Banner has QM30VT sensors in stainless. I haven’t used the QM30 yet. They are a replacement for QM42VT series. Banner markets them for wireless but I used the VT2 models wired ModBus RTU.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 26th, 2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By 5618
There is a MicroLogix download utility. Here’s a...

There is a MicroLogix download utility. Here’s a Knowledgebase article. (access everyone) RSLinx has to be installed first or you will get a missing .dll fail. (Classic Lite works)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By 5618
The mockup looks like 20 data points across. For...

The mockup looks like 20 data points across. For that, you could make a bitmap of everything you want to see except the graph line. For your graph line make 20 individual lines at the bottom of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By 5618
Typically we make buttons like this 'Set' action....

Typically we make buttons like this 'Set' action. In the program there is a line that goes: if that bit is on, do something, then unlatch that bit. That might be a suitable workaround for you.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 16th, 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,352
Posted By 5618
I used a ProSoft MVI69E ModBus RTU module in a...

I used a ProSoft MVI69E ModBus RTU module in a CompactLogix chassis. It’s a solid setup that I would use again. Unless you know you will only need a small amount of data from one or a few devices and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 6th, 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By 5618
There’s a variety of converters available. I...

There’s a variety of converters available. I recently used a few Allen Bradley 931S-C1A2D-OP. I chose them because they’re loop powered and no calibration pots, just use switches to select input...
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